FIFA the governing body of world football just confirmed that they’ll be utilizing goal-line technology (GLT) at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™. FIFA’s decision to use goal-line tech (GLT) after a successful implementation of the tech at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan last December 2012.
“The aim is to use GLT in order to support the match officials and to install a system in all stadia, pending the successful installation, and pre-match referee tests.” FIFA said in a statement.
FIFA already licensed two goal-line tech provider namely to Hawkeye and Goalref, and currently testing other GLT providers for the licensing process.
For those who are not familiar with the Goal-line technology- it’s a method used to determine when the ball has completely crossed the goal line with the assistance of electronic devices and at the same time assisting the referee in calling a goal or not. To see Goal-Line Technology in Action, you can watch the video here.
You can read FIFA’s announcement below:
FIFA launch GLT tender for Brazil 2013/14
After a successful implementation of Goal-Line Technology (GLT) at the FIFA Club World Cup in Japan in December 2012, FIFA has decided to use GLT at the FIFA Confederations Cup Brazil 2013 and 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil™.
The aim is to use GLT in order to support the match officials and to install a system in all stadia, pending the successful installation, and pre-match referee tests.
With different technologies on the market, FIFA has launched a tender today, setting out the technical requirements for the two forthcoming competitions in Brazil.
The two GLT providers already licensed under FIFA’s Quality Programme for GLT, and other GLT providers currently in the licensing process (that must have passed all relevant tests as of today) are invited to submit tenders.
Interested GLT companies will be invited to join an inspection visit to the Confederations Cup venues, currently scheduled for mid-March, with a final decision due to be confirmed in early April.